Office for Exceptional Children (OEC)
The Office for Exceptional Children is committed to offering a free and appropriate public education to meet the unique needs of students in the district with special needs, ages 3-21. The district offers a wide continuum of services to students with special needs, as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004.
OFFICE FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (OEC)
136 S. Ludlow St., Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3353 | Fax (937) 542-3456
Shirley Coulter, Executive Director
Tonya Ray, Executive Director
Carla McCluskey, Administrative Specialist
Sherida Wynn, Placement Specialist
If you are in need of Special Education documents, contact:
Nick Felts, Records Clerk
If you are another public school district and need to invite a representative from Dayton Public Schools to a meeting, contact:
Yvette Walker, Out of District Academic Coordinator
Each building has an assigned OEC academic coordinator who can provide information and guidance on services and placements in buildings throughout the district.
OEC Academic Coordinator Contact Information
Laura Back, OEC Academic Coordinator
Belle Haven Elementary, Ruskin Elementary, Stivers School For The Arts, and Valerie Elementary
Crystal Baughn, OEC Academic Coordinator
Rosa Parks Early Learning Center (Pre K)
Tina Daniel, OEC Academic Coordinator
Meadowdale High School and District Transition Programs
Carl Dehaven, OEC Academic Coordinator
Kiser Elementary, Rivers Edge Mon, and Thurgood Marshall High School
Shelly Dinsmore, OEC Academic Coordinator
Belmont High School, Wogaman Elementary, and OEC Programming
Kendra Krumpe, OEC Academic Coordinator
Eastmont Elementary, Edison Elementary, Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School, and Westwood Elementary
Christina Martindale, OEC Academic Coordinator
EJ Brown Middle School, Fairview Elementary, and Wright Brothers Middle School
Carrie McGee, OEC Academic Coordinator
Cleveland Elementary, Louise Troy Elementary, David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
Yvette Walker, OEC Academic Coordinator
Charity Adam Earley Girls Academy and Out of Districts
Gail Wright, OEC Academic Coordinator
Horace Mann Elementary, Kemp Elementary, Mound Street Academy/DDA, Roosevelt Elementary
Dayton Public School is annually required to locate, identify and evaluate children suspected of, or identified with, an educational disability under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA). This obligation applies regardless of whether the children receive a public education. The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as Child Find.
The School District routinely evaluates students who present with suspected disability or impairment and who may require academic intervention or support. Parents may contact school personnel to discuss their concerns at any time. As the district of residence, we have the responsibility to identify and arrange for appropriate services for any child with a qualifying disability.
If you know a child between the ages of 0-22 who you suspect has a disability, and that child lives within the Dayton Public Schools area, please contact the Office for Exceptional Children at (937) 542-3353.
Requesting an Evaluation:
Parents are able to request an evaluation of their child. The district asks that parents put this request in writing and submit it to the administrator in their child’s school, or contact the Office for Exceptional Children at (937) 542-3353.
- OEC Department Informational Brochure
- Ohio Dept. of Education Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
- Ohio Dept. of Education Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education in various languages
- Special Education Consent Order: "Notice to Ohio students with disabilities and their parents and guardians a partial settlement class action lawsuit John Doe, et al., State of Ohio, et al., Case No. 2:91-cv-464" (US District Court for the Southern district of Ohio, Eastern Division) click here for document